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patient2011 10-05-2012 06:22 AM

Sphincteroplasty
 
Just thought I would give a quick update on my post surgery success.

At six months I was still having a few incontinence issues if I found myself constipated -- small pellets. I worried that I would always have this problem.

Now, at ten months post surgery I find that my sphincter is much stronger and I very rarely have any incontinence. I make sure I do Kegels every day--I do them at night when I'm watching TV.

Am now glad that I had the surgery, but it is only this month that I can finally say that.

My stress, anxiety and panic (which had a lot to do with CAUSING the need to "go" all the time) are much diminished. I NO LONGER WORRY CONSTANTLY about knowing where every bathroom is. (I still like to know where they are, though, just in case--don't think that habit will ever go away)! :)

Best Wishes to you all.

New Momma 10-05-2012 02:50 PM

Re: Sphincteroplasty
 
I am 3 weeks post op from a sphincterplasty with a fistula repair. How long was it until you could sit comfortably? Thanks

patient2011 10-07-2012 08:39 AM

Re: Sphincteroplasty
 
I you click on my username it should show you my other posts. Or go to (copy and paste)

http://www.healthboards.com/boards/incontinence/886029-sphincterolplasty-rectocele-midurethral-sling-2012-report.html#post4912984

I think it took about 2 and 1/2 months before I was able to sit comfortably again, without thinking about it.

I certainly feel for you and wish you as speedy a recovery as possible. Keep smiling! Laughing about it all really does help. If I sat (very gingerly Hee! Hee!) down and took a good look at myself carrying around a child's inflatable ring to sit on--it was easy to have a good laugh. I kept the ring in a cloth carry bag so people didn't necessarily know what I was sitting on. :) :)

patient2011 10-07-2012 08:41 AM

Re: Sphincteroplasty
 
[QUOTE=New Momma;5067767]I am 3 weeks post op from a sphincterplasty with a fistula repair. How long was it until you could sit comfortably? Thanks[/QUOTE]
I you click on my username it should show you my other posts. Or go to (copy and paste)

http://www.healthboards.com/boards/incontinence/886029-sphincterolplasty-rectocele-midurethral-sling-2012-report.html#post4912984

I think it took about 2 and 1/2 months before I was able to sit comfortably again, without thinking about it.

I certainly feel for you and wish you as speedy a recovery as possible. Keep smiling! Laughing about it all really does help. If I sat (very gingerly Hee! Hee!) down and took a good look at myself carrying around a child's inflatable ring to sit on--it was easy to have a good laugh. I kept the ring in a cloth carry bag so people didn't necessarily know what I was sitting on. ;);):cool:

New Momma 10-11-2012 05:27 PM

Re: Sphincteroplasty
 
Thank you so much for the link. It is certainly nice to read about others who have went through the same thing. All I can do is laugh about the situation because if I don't I just want to cry.

patient2011 10-12-2012 07:39 AM

Re: Sphincteroplasty
 
Sending you a get well soon Hug!


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